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Endurance is a must for any cross country runner. Through STACK's speed workouts, you'll not only develop endurance, but you'll also build aerobic capacity, lower-body strength and pure speed. To maximize performance, follow the fueling and hydration guidelines outlined below and check out the latest training shoes, racing spikes and apparel. Find advice on improving every aspect of your cross country performance from the nation's top coaches and elite athletes.

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Why Distance Runners Should Lift Heavy

Traditionally, weight lifting is not a high priority for long-distance runners. If they even step foot in the weight room, those workouts typically...

4 Ways Endurance Runners Can Spice Up Their Workouts

If you examine the training of most high school, college and even professional runners, you will notice more similarities than differences. Questio...

How Increasing Mileage Makes You a Faster Runner

Adequate mileage isn't the only component needed to perform your best in distance running, but it just might matter the most. Let's talk about why. T...

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained

Don't know what a "fartlek" is? No problem. Here's a rundown of every cross country workout you'll encounter...

3 Ways to Build Soccer Endurance

Soccer games are at least 90 minutes long, often longer. Players looking to participate in the sport must have the endurance to last a full match, which...

The University of Michigan is Building a Hydraulic Track That Can Add Hills and Banking With the Push of a Button

Michigan's football team continues to climb back into the national spotlight under head coach Jim Harbaugh, thus earning most of the headlines coming ...

Catching Up With Running Enigma Noah Droddy and Tips on How to Crash the Running Scene

In case you've forgotten Noah Droddy, he's the internet sensation from the 2016 Olympic trials. He gained attention not for his performance or his sto...

Practice Makes Perfect: The Underestimated Performance Enhancer

Practice Makes Perfect: The Underestimated Performance Enhancer By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Ask a musician: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? The reply:...

The Perfect Core Exercise for Every Major Sport

An athlete's core plays a vital role in their ability to perform functional movements in their sport. Your core is your center of gravity, your base...

Recruiting Advice From 8 Former NCAA Division I Athletes

As a student-athlete, one of your primary goals should be to compete at the next level. Young athletes should absorb all the recruiting advice, career...

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